Mark 4:13

13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

Mark 4:13 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:13

And he saith unto them, know ye not this parable?
&c.] So easy to be understood, taken from things common, and which fall under every one's observation:

and how then will you know all parables?
if not this single one, and which is so plain, how will ye be able to understand the numerous parables hereafter to be related, and which will be much more difficult?

Mark 4:13 In-Context

11 And he said unto them,Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13 And he said unto them,Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.